Tuna Ranch Claims Spawning Success

Posted on August 09, 2011 by Tim Wall, Discovery News

Fish farmers are one step closer to raising tuna like chicken, a long-held dream for the industry.

Normally, tuna fishers round up wild tuna and then fatten them in pens. Those tuna roundups and other intensive fishing of the Northern bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) have reduced its breeding stock in the wild to dangerously low numbers as the tuna are often caught while still young.
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Issues: Bluefin Tuna